These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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40-Trust Accounts

A deceased lawyer's trust account may be paid to the lawyer's estate if a diligent effort has not uncovered the clients to whom the money is owed and the money is kept in an interest-bearing account until it is unlikely that any client would claim it. [The lawyer should also check any escheat laws.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn